I came home a genuinely different man than the one who went to fight overseas.
The man who came back is basically different even to me.
Yet, I tried so hard to put up a front and to play a front when all the while I was deeply injured by the trauma of combat. The more I tried to fake it and just get on with life, the more stuck and isolated I became. Thankfully, my sibling knew what was happening and got me to therapy and gave me some cannabis information. She has used cannabis products for her anxiety since medical marijuana was legalized in this state. Without pushing me, she made sure that she passed on as much of her cannabis education as she could. She even made sure that she was available to take me to the series of cannabis dispensary events. This was a tipping point for me because I was able to speak with other veterans who were using medical cannabis to treat their PTSD. This was true with the support group as well. Almost all of the guys and girls in that group figured out how to get their medical marijuana card in order to acquire access to cannabis products. Figuring out how to get a medical marijuana card wasn’t too strenuous and I have been treating with medical marijuana for a few weeks now. There is absolutely a significant improvement in our PTSD symptoms. So much so that I’m even almost sleeping through the nights and even feeling a bit hopeful. It’s wonderful progress and it has a wonderful deal to do with medical cannabis.